Corey Wright is a member of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP's corporate practice group.
Corey's practice is principally focused on capital market transactions including both the high-yield bond and bank sides of financings and refinancings, debt and equity offerings and out-of-court debt restructurings, including debt exchange and debt tender offers. Corey has represented the financing sources in a number of leveraged buyouts, including hospital operator HCA, Harrah's and Aramark. He also represented the dealer managers in a $38 billion private debt exchange offer by GMAC and certain of its subsidiaries, the largest private debt exchange offer to date.
Corey has experience practicing in a variety of industries including financial services, automotive, gaming, healthcare, building and building products, media and communications, retail and food services.
Corey is recommended as a leading finance lawyer by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000. Corey became partner in 2007.
Corey went to high school in Okanogan, WA. While he didn't begin his wrestling career until halfway through sophomore year of high school, he was a 2x state alternate and was a member of the 1990 Washington State Freestyle team (2-2 at Nationals). He wrestled junior (heavyweight) and senior (190 lbs) seasons at Division III Western New England College. He placed third at 190 lbs in 1997 Northeastern Wrestling Association Championships. Additionally, he was starting fullback for Western New England College in 1995 and 1996. In 1997, was an Academic All-American and graduated from Western New England College. He went on to graduate from Columbia Law School in 2000.
Corey is a long standing donor for his high school wrestling team and has sponsored several talented junior wrestlers’ attendance at national tournaments. Corey believes that despite having a "pretty pedestrian wrestling resume," that he got a lot of wrestling that has "greatly benefited [him] off the mats." Corey strongly believes in the importance of helping kids from tough backgrounds get connected to the right opportunities and life lessons.
Corey lives in Manhattan with his wife, Susan, and 16 month old twins.